senate Bill S6146

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibitions on certain circus performances

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee


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Apr 12, 2021 referred to consumer protection

S6146 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §392-k, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S6283
2019-2020: S662

S6146 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to prohibitions on certain circus performances; prohibits circuses from conducting shows or other performances in the state for two years where a circus has been found to be in violation or in non-compliance with the Animal Welfare Act of 1966.

S6146 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6146 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6146
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection
 
 AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation  to  the  prohibi-
   tions on certain circus performances
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
 392-k to read as follows:
   § 392-K. PROHIBITIONS ON CERTAIN CIRCUS PERFORMANCES.  1. DEFINITIONS.
 AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
   (A) "ANIMAL" INCLUDES ANIMALS AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION
 THREE HUNDRED FIFTY OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW.
   (B) "CIRCUS" MEANS ANY PERFORMANCE OF ANIMALS WHERE SUCH  ANIMALS  ARE
 TRAINED  TO  PERFORM  SOME  BEHAVIOR  OR  ACTION  OR ARE PART OF A SHOW,
 PARADE, OR PERFORMANCE.   SUCH DEFINITION SHALL  NOT  BE  APPLICABLE  TO
 NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS WHICH HAVE RECEIVED 501 (C)(3) EXEMPT STATUS
 FROM THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE.
   (C)  "ANIMAL  WELFARE ACT" MEANS THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT, 7 U.S.C. 2131
 ET SEQ.,  AND  ITS  SUBSEQUENT  AMENDMENTS,  REGULATIONS  AND  STANDARDS
 ADOPTED PURSUANT TO THE ACT.
   2.  IF  WITHIN  THE PRECEDING TWO YEAR PERIOD, (A) A CIRCUS, INCLUDING
 ITS OWNERS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, OR REPRESENTATIVES, WAS ADJUDICATED BY AN
 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF  AGRICULTURE
 TO HAVE VIOLATED ITS REGULATIONS UNDER THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT PERTAINING
 TO  THE  CARE  OR  HANDLING  OF AN ANIMAL, 9 CFR SECTION 2.40 OR SECTION
 2.131, OR ENTERED INTO  A  STIPULATION,  CONSENT  DECREE,  OR  VOLUNTARY
 SETTLEMENT  WITH THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PURSUANT TO
 THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT, IN WHICH IT ADMITTED TO SUCH A VIOLATION OR  (B)
 A  CIRCUS,  INCLUDING ITS OWNERS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, OR REPRESENTATIVES,
 WAS FOUND GUILTY OF VIOLATING THE LAW OF ANY STATE RELATING  TO  CRUELTY
 TO  OR  NEGLECT  OF  AN  ANIMAL  OWNED, LEASED OR IN ANY WAY USED BY THE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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